When I graduated from college, someone asked me what was the greatest thing I learned? In truth, the greatest thing I learned was how little I knew about all there was to know.
Faith works like that, too. The more I learn about God, the more I feel there's so much more to learn and know about Him.
If you live in a country like the USA, as I do, the average person has a home, a car, clothes, and time to travel and to entertain. If the average American wants something special for breakfast, he can go to a restaurant or a food store and buy it. To people who live in poor countries, they might not have any of these things ~ they may not even know what or when they are going to eat from one day to the next.
How blessed we are. Do you ever wonder, like I do, why I live here in comfortable conditions, when others live in poverty?
We know God through His Word, the Bible and His Reasoning. Our Life Plans for us aren't written in contract form. He does give us many mandates, commandments, parables, and teachings from His Son, Jesus, to give us a pattern and way of living. It doesn't say anything in the Bible about having the biggest house or the best furniture or making the most money. He does tell us how to have traditional relationships in marriage and love; he tells us how to raise our children, and what makes us happy in life and what is good and what is not good for us. He is our Father.
He sent His Son, Jesus, so we would know what The Father is like so we can communicate with Him.
I ask why has God blessed me so? I've had my share of trials and tribulations, but my faith in God has always sustained me. He has given me an abundant life - why does He do that? He loves everybody and we're all equal in his eyes....why are some in unfortunate situations and others always griping they want more? And why do some who have plenty want more and more?
What about you? Do you live an abundant llife? Do you always want that new car, latest technology, or fashion design? Do you feel blessed? Or are you OK with what you want and have but need something else to make you happy and fulfilled?
Perhaps a quiet time with Our Lord seeking his Will and Plans for you would put your life in a different perspective. The more you get out of your time with Him , the more you will seek it and understand it.
© Marie Coppola June 2014